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    What is DRM?


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    What is DRM? Empty What is DRM?

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:23 pm

    Q: I've seen some sites offering their games DRM-free? What does that mean?

    A: DRM = Digital Rights Management

    In other words, it's extra stuff the companies add to their product so that you can't copy or share the file with anyone else. They add things like activation codes, the need to sign in to a site before you can play (like Steam), game managers (like Big Fish), etc.

    Govegirl's explanation:

    ok well most game sites sell their games with DRM- which means you
    have to download it from them and/or use an activation code to use the
    game. They all have different rules- some might only allow you to
    install it on 3 computers or it might be you can only download it 5
    Some, of them like Big fish- there is no way to save the file- the file
    is only saved on the game club server so every time you want to
    install it you have to download it again.

    If the game is supplied DRM free- there is no restriction on the file.
    You can download it to your computer, save it- copy and install it on
    as many computers as you like.
    You can make as many back up copies as you like.
    The file is yours without relying on the game site to activate it.

    Hope that makes sense.

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